One of the biggest concerns people have during their move is the safety of their possessions. This is of utmost concern during the transportation process – a time that makes it very easy for possessions to be lost or stolen.
When moving, neighbors and passersby are able to get a good sense of the things you own. This puts you at a high risk of burglary and theft. There are also a number of different locations where theft can occur during a move (old and new homes, storage unit, etc.). With so many places storing your belongings at one time, you will have several doors and entrances to secure. Each entry should be protected with a different locking system in order to achieve the highest level of security.
If you require a moving van to transport your belongings from your old home to your new location, whatever you do during this time is the only security your possessions will have. This being said, you will want to secure your moving van so all of your things will be safe. To do this, try the 21B Series of Best Access Systems padlocks. Affordable in price, this lock is easy to find, provides strong security and will stand up to most forced-entry attacks.
There are only so many hours in the day to tackle everything on your moving to-do list. This can lead to boxes and property being left outside of your home. Since this is fairly inevitable, be sure to leave your belongings behind a gate and in a spot where they will be least visible.
A good locking option for gates is the Abus Granit. The Abus Granit is solid and sturdy and remains secure under six tons of malleable pressure. What makes the Abus Granit so secure? While standard locks use pin tumblers, the Abus Granit uses disk retainers, which are extremely difficult to pick. This lock provides excellent gate protection by stopping those items that cannot be lifted over your gate from being stolen.
Storage units come in very handy during a move, providing a place to store your possessions until you are ready to permanently take them to your new home. Unfortunately, as handy as storage units are, they can be an unsafe place for your belongings. This is because storage units are often used to secure highly-valuable items and are typically visited infrequently by the owner.
If you intend to use a storage unit at any time during your move, you’ll want to purchase a lock of high-strength mental and carefully designed internal components. One lock that fills these requirements is the Abloy PL362. While more expensive than other padlocks (it is rather large and heavy duty), the Abloy PL 362 provides impressive security to actively protect the valuables inside your unit.
Another positive aspect about the Abloy PL362 is that it is removable. This means you can take it with you once it has served its purpose and can even be used in other parts of your security plan.
Outdoor structures – garages, sheds, storm cellars – are great places to stash items. But don’t forget to secure them! For these spots, you want to be sure you use a different style lock than what’s used on other parts of your home so security will be at its highest.
For outdoor structures, opt for the Mul-T-Lock #13. This solid lock uses a disk containers and also includes sliders and an alpha spring – qualities that make lock bumping or picking very difficult. On top of these key strengths, the Mul-T-Lock #13 also features an anti-drill shield on its keyway and a very strong metal shroud that protects its hardened steel shackle.
When ensuring security to your new home, your focus should, first and foremost, be on your front door. One of the top locks on the market is the EVVA MCS. As one of the few locks on the market that has never been successfully picked, it can be argued that it is one of the best and most secure locks available. The EVVA MCS may come with a heftier price tag, but to adequately protect your home and valuables, the investment is worth it.
Moving is never simple, but it can be much safer if you invest in reliable locking systems. Not only will they keep your things safe during your move, they will protect you for years to come.